AIDS

Ahead of World AIDS Day, UN children's agency urges more investment, access to treatment

An estimated 1.1 million HIV infections among children under 15 have been averted, but disparity in access to treatment is hampering progress towards reaching a global goal of reducing new infections in children by 90 per cent, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today ahead of World AIDS Day.

UN urges ‘fast-track’ approach to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

Taking a fast-track approach in the battle against AIDS over the next five years will avert 21 million deaths and allow the world to end the epidemic by 2030, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said in a new report published today.

Cambodia: UN-backed event spotlights need to boost HIV-sensitive social programmes

With external funding in decline, Cambodia is turning to domestic resources to boost its national AIDS response and social protection services to people living with HIV, who often face disproportionate social and economic hardships and can easily fall below the poverty line.

Fashion designer Victoria Beckham joins UN effort to achieve world free of HIV

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today appointed British fashion designer Victoria Beckham as its International Goodwill Ambassador, with a focus on women and children affected by the virus.

At conference, UNAIDS chief calls for end to 'hypocrisy' in fighting HIV/AIDS

The head of the United Nations agency dealing with HIV and AIDS today urged world leaders at an international conference in Australia to end the hypocrisy on sex and make treatment and reproductive health education universally available.

UN officials urge greater commitment, investment, innovation to end HIV/AIDS epidemic

Despite significant gains, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is far from over, United Nations officials said today, calling for greater political commitment, investment and innovation to end the global scourge.